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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What reason does Sir Robert give Goring for being unable to tell his wife about being blackmailed?
(a) She'll tell the police.
(b) He would have lost her love.
(c) She'll die of heartbreak.
(d) She won't believe him.

2. What does Mrs. Cheveley tell Sir Robert she did not receive prizes for?
(a) Beauty.
(b) Good grades.
(c) Good conduct.
(d) Sociability.

3. According to Lady Markby, what's better than light intellectual pressure?
(a) A good kiss.
(b) Politics.
(c) Needlepoint.
(d) Anything.

4. For what reason does Mrs. Cheveley say she returned to London in Act 1, Part 1?
(a) To see Lady Chiltern.
(b) To meet Sir Robert.
(c) To find a husband.
(d) To visit relatives.

5. In Act 1, Part 1, why does Lord Caversham call Goring a good-for-nothing?
(a) Goring is a thief.
(b) Goring leads an idle life.
(c) Goring has a dull job.
(d) Caversham hates Goring.

6. What does Mrs. Cheveley tell Sir Robert won't survive a scandal?
(a) His marriage.
(b) His political career.
(c) His friendship with Goring.
(d) His social standing.

7. How old was Sir Robert when he wrote the letter to Baron Arnheim?
(a) 22.
(b) 36.
(c) 19.
(d) 32.

8. Which character says she's a little too old now to trouble about setting a good example?
(a) Lady Markby.
(b) Mabel.
(c) Mrs. Cheveley.
(d) Lady Chiltern.

9. What does Sir Robert offer Mrs. Cheveley in Act 1, Part 2?
(a) A high position in London society.
(b) A brooch.
(c) Any sum of money she wants.
(d) A good word to Goring.

10. What does Sir Robert say this century worships?
(a) Wealth.
(b) An unfair God.
(c) Power.
(d) Social standing.

11. What request does Mrs. Cheveley make of Sir Robert concerning the report he is to give to the House of Commons?
(a) She asks him to wait one more day.
(b) She asks if she can attend with him.
(c) She asks him to go ahead with it.
(d) She asks him to withdraw it.

12. In Act 1, Part 2, what does Mrs. Cheveley say everyone has?
(a) A dark side.
(b) Power.
(c) A weakness.
(d) A price.

13. Fill in the blank. Lady Chiltern says, "We women worship when we love; and when we lose our worship, we lose ________."
(a) Our minds.
(b) Pride.
(c) Love.
(d) Everything

14. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say taught her to play fairly when one has the winning cards?
(a) Goring.
(b) Lord Caversham.
(c) Sir Robert.
(d) Baron Arnheim.

15. Why does Goring say he loves to talk about nothing?
(a) It's the only thing he knows anything about.
(b) He doesn't like serious conversations.
(c) Ladies love to talk about nothing, and he loves ladies.
(d) It's the only thing his friends know anything about.

Short Answer Questions

1. After Mrs. Cheveley leaves the party at the Chiltern's, what does Mabel tell Goring they cannot talk about?

2. Who says, "I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it."

3. According to Lady Chiltern, what is the only way that people should be judged?

4. How does Sir Robert reply to Lady Chiltern in Act 1, Part 3 when she asks about his change of view on the report from the Commission regarding the Argentine Canal scheme?

5. In Act 1, Part 3, what does Goring say is "never of any use to oneself"?

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